Berardo Art Deco Museum Collection
The Berardo Art Deco Museum, or BMAD, opened on April 23, 2021, making it Lisbon’s newest museum.
The Berardo Art deco collection is located in the early 18th-century palatial summer home of the Marquis de Abrantes, in the Alcântara neighborhood. The collection of art deco and art nouveau pieces are displayed in what would have been the daily setting of the period in a nobleman’s home.
The collection includes more than 300 pieces of furniture glassware, ironwork, silverware, ceramics, and lamps. It is considered to be one of the best Art Deco and Art Nouveau collections in the world.
The collection was assembled over thirty years by mining tycoon Joe Berardo.
Featured artists include:
- Jacques Émile Ruhlmann
- Alfred Portanueve
- Jean-Michel Frank
- Jacques Adnet
- René Lalique
- Jules Leleu
Berardo Art Deco Museum Hours
Open every day from 10 am until 7 pm. Last entry is at 5 pm.
Berardo Art Deco Museum Admission
Entry to the museum is €5. Children under 12 are free. All visits are small guided group tours in your language. Tours start at 10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5 pm.
At the end of your tour, the hosts treat you to a tasting of Bacalhoa wines, so you basically earn back your admission fee (for those over 18).
Where is the Berardo Art Deco Museum located?
Rua Primeiro de Maio 24
GPS coordinates: 38.70426023622846, -9.179119046418947
Take bus 714 or 727 from Praça da Figueira or Cais do Sodré to Largo do Calvário. The museum is a short walk from there.
What else is near the Berardo Art Deco Museum?
- LX Factory – Cool shops, art installations, and dining in Lisbon’s most hipster area. Is the LX Factory worth visiting?
- 25 of April Bridge A guide to Lisbon’s most famous bridges – lisbontravelideas.com
- Carris Museum – Stop in and see older models of Lisbon’s yellow trams. https://www.carris.pt/en/carris/carris-museum/
The official website of the Berardo Art Deco Museum is https://bmad.pt/
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